Can I just tell you how much I love our vintage potting sink? I dress her up for the seasons and special holidays and, as I come down the garden path and she comes into view, I smile every time. You see, my sink is a girl !
Today I took the Americana Fourth of July decorations down and replaced her summer outfit. Three cute gingham and applique half-aprons found at yard sales create the sink skirting which conceals a five-gallon bucket and recirculating pump housed there. Since we are having quite a heat wave, I moved heat-tolerant succulents from other spots in the garden to be this month’s stars. One succulent I tucked , pot and all, into an old colander and wired it in. Dried Spanish moss hides the wire and lends a finished look. To water it, I’ll take the whole piece down and put it right side up.
Knick-knacks from the shed and garden room become accessories, and I fire up the pump (the sink is conveniently next to an outdoor electrical outlet). A soft trickle of water flows out the faucet, enticing birds from all over the yard.
See our potting sink in some of her other “outfits” by following the links below: